Golden Snitch Snickerdoodle Cookie Pops

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Fellow book lovers unite! Make a fun dessert recipe, perfect for your next Harry Potter themed party: Golden Snitch Snickerdoodle Cookie Pops! This post has been sponsored by Kellogg’s. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

If you love the Harry Potter books and movies AND you love Kellogg’s® Frosted Flakes®, you’re going to love this creative recipe for Golden Snitch Snickerdoodle Cookie Pops. Even my oldest child, who doesn’t eat a lot of dessert, absolutely loved these homemade snickerdoodle cookies.

Golden Snitch Snickerdoodle Cookie Pops with sugar paper wings in an antique tin

While they do take a little time, like our favorite chocolate sandwich cookies and peanut butter cookies, they’re actually really easy to make. It’s as simple as mixing up your favorite recipe for snickerdoodle cookies, then decorating them to look like the Golden Snitch.

I used just a smidge of cinnamon in the cookie dough but instead of rolling the cookies in a cinnamon/sugar mixture, I rolled them in Kellogg’s® Frosted Flakes® Cinnamon. Then I rolled them in golden sugar crystals.

It gave just the right amount of cinnamon flavor and golden sparkle. The cookies even cracked just a little bit to give that worn appearance the Golden Snitch seems to have.

Golden Snitch snickerdoodle cookies made with Kellogg's Cinnamon Frosted Flakes

Below you’ll find the printable recipe and a video tutorial, and I’ll share where you can find the printable wings I used for these scrumptiously magical cookie pops.

More Harry Potter theme recipes you may love: Polyjuice Potion and Butterbeer.

Why I use cereal instead of cinnamon and sugar

You’ll notice I’m using Kellogg’s Cinnamon Frosted Flakes instead of cinnamon/sugar to roll my cookie dough. I wanted a golden appearance to my cookie pops, and I also wanted a little crunch. I love using Kellogg’s® Frosted Flakes® to get both.

It also doesn’t hurt that it’s one of our favorite cereals, so my boys look forward to eating what leftover cereal we have.

I picked up my boxes in the cereal aisle at Dollar General while they have their 3 for $6 mix-and-match sale (and you can use this additional $1 coupon savings).

decorating ingredients for Harry Potter Golden Snitch snickerdoodle cookies, including Kellogg's Frosted Flakes

Shopping at Dollar General is always fun because I never know what I may find… From our favorite snacks to quirky decor, fun office supplies, and affordable options for household goods, I love a good trip to the dollar store. Find your nearest Dollar General using their store locator tool.

During July and August (also relating to my book-themed snack for kids), Kellogg’s is promoting their 1 Box = 1 Free Scholastic Book program on select products; this program supports literacy and encourages families to read more. You can actually redeem a FREE book to read together. How fun is that?!

But you definitely need a snack to share with your kids while you all read your favorite books, right? Let’s learn how to make this fun book-themed treat.

easy to make Golden Snitch homemade snickerdoodle cookies

Watch our video to see how to make Golden Snitch Snickerdoodle Cookie Pops

Ingredients you need to make these snickerdoodle cookies:

  • Salted butter
  • Unsalted butter
  • Pure cane sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Egg
  • Unbleached all-purpose flour
  • Cream of tartar
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Water
  • Kellogg’s Cinnamon Frosted Flakes
  • Gold colored sugar crystals
  • Cookie/cake pop sticks
  • Sugar paper
  • Salted caramel candy melts

ingredients, including Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, for homemade snickerdoodle cookies

How to mix up this snickerdoodle cookie recipe:

First things first, pre heat your oven to 400°.

Then you’ll start mixing together ingredients, starting with the butter, sugar, and eggs. Blend in the dry ingredients, including the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

Crush the Kellogg’s Cinnamon Frosted Flakes… We put them in a plastic baggie and crushed them with a rolling pin. Once they’re crushed, put them in a bowl. Also, add a little bit of water to a separate bowl and add the golden colored sugar crystals to another bowl.

Shape the dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into balls. Then roll the balls first in the water to moisten them up just a bit. Next, roll them in the Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, patting the crushed flakes into the surface of the cookie ball.

how to make snickerdoodle cookies by rolling dough balls in crushed Kellogg's Cinnamon Frosted Flakes

Finally, roll in the golden sugar crystals, again patting the sugar crystals into the surface of the cookie ball.

Place each cookie ball on an ungreased cookie sheet. Then stick a cookie/cake pop stick into each one.

Bake the cookie pops for 12 to 14 minutes. The cookies will flatten out somewhat but still stay in a fluffy, rounded shape.

Golden Snitch snickerdoodle cookie recipe, cookie pops

Once the cookies have baked, allow them to cool.

How to decorate Golden Snitch snickerdoodle cookies:

Meanwhile, use this wing template (or any wing template you choose) to cut wings out of the sugar paper. You’ll want 2 wings for each cookie pop. How to do this…

  • Print the wing out on a printer; then cut it out using a craft knife.
  • Place the paper wing on your sugar paper (on a cutting board), and cut the wings out with your craft knife.
  • Make sure to position your paper wing while cutting so you have one for each side of your cookie pop.
  • Once you have all your wings cut out, peel the backing off each one.
  • Then add slits for feathering in each wing (see the video if this seems confusing).

wing template using sugar paper for Golden Snitch snickerdoodle recipe

Once all of your wings are cut out, melt your candy melts according to package directions. Then you’ll add just a couple drops of melted candy on both sides of your cookie, and press the wings in place.

attach sugar paper wings to Golden Snitch snickerdoodle cookie pops with melted salted caramel candy melts

At this point, it’s important to let the candy harden so the wings will stay in place. This will take anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes.

And that’s it! Now you have Golden Snitch Snickerdoodle Cookie Pops to share with your kids, ready to munch on while they read their favorite book.

holding Harry Potter themed Golden Snitch snickerdoodle cookie pops in hands

More Harry Potter theme recipes you may love:

Butterbeer Pancakes from Scratch

Dreamy Butterbeer Buttercream Frosting

easy to make Golden Snitch snickerdoodle cookie pops with snickerdoodle cookies on cookie sheet

Golden Snitch Snickerdoodle Cookie Pops

Fellow book lovers unite! How to make a fun dessert recipe, perfect for your next Harry Potter themed party, Golden Snitch Snickerdoodle Cookie Pops!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Keyword cookie pops, Golden Snitch, snickerdoodle cookie
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 44 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Author Mel Lockcuff

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups pure cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups Kellogg's Cinnamon Frosted Flakes crushed
  • 1/3 cup gold sugar crystals
  • 1/2 cup salted caramel candy melts melted
  • 1 piece sugar paper

Instructions

  1. Pre heat the oven to 400°.

  2. Mix together the softened butter and sugar. 

  3. Then add in the egg, mixing well.

  4. Mix together the dry ingredients, including the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing well.

  6. Crush the Kellogg's Cinnamon Frosted Flakes... You can put them in a plastic baggie and crush them with a rolling pin. Once they're crushed, put them in a bowl.

  7. Also, add the water to a separate bowl; and add the golden colored sugar crystals to another separate bowl.

  8. Shape the dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into balls. 

  9. First roll the dough balls in the water to moisten them up just a bit. Next roll them in the Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, patting the crushed flakes into the surface of the cookie ball. And finally, roll in the golden sugar crystals, again patting the sugar crystals into the surface of the cookie ball. 

  10. Place each cookie ball on an ungreased cookie sheet. Then stick a cookie/cake pop stick into each one.

  11. Bake the cookie pops at 400° for 12 to 14 minutes (oven times may vary). The cookies will flatten out somewhat but still stay in a fluffy, rounded shape. 

  12. Once the cookies have baked, allow them to cool.

  13. Meanwhile, use this wing template (or any wing template you choose) to cut wings out of the sugar paper. You'll want 2 wings for each cookie pop. Make sure to position your paper wing while cutting so you have one for each side of your cookie pop.

  14. Once you have all your wings cut out, peel the backing off each one.

  15. Then add slits for feathering in each wing (see the video if this seems confusing).

  16. Once all of your wings are cut out, melt your candy melts according to package directions. 

  17. Add just a couple drops of melted candy on both sides of your cookie, and press the wings in place. An easy way to do this is to use an old medicine dropper.

  18. At this point, it's important to let the candy harden, so the wings will stay in place. This will take anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes.

  19. And that's it! Now you have Golden Snitch Snickerdoodle Cookie Pops, ready for your kids to munch on while they read their favorite book.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

*You can also use regular Kellogg's Frosted Flakes without the cinnamon.

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